The much anticipated Yuri on Ice movie has been postponed for an unspecified length of time. Ultimately this could be a good thing.
A short time ago, the official website released the following statement regarding the Yuri on Ice movie (roughly translated):
“Yuri !!! on ICE theatrical version: ICE ADOLESCENCE”, which was scheduled to be released this year, has been postponed in order to significantly scale up the contents of the work from the original plan. We apologize for the change in the release date for all who are looking forward to this work.
The entire staff will strive to bring a fully mature film to fruition.
We will keep everyone posted on the future release date as soon as it is decided. We appreciate your continued support.
Yuri !!! on ICE Production Committee
Back in January, some lucky Yuri on Ice fans were able to watch some movie footage on the big screen, and from the sound of it, the footage was looking pretty amazing.
We’ve been eagerly waiting for the footage to be released more widely outside of these select screenings, but so far no such luck. And now it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer for the entire thing to be released.
It’s been a long three years for the fandom, but at the same time, I can understand wanting to take their time to make this something truly incredible.
The Yuri on Ice movie thus far sounds absolutely amazing, so postponing it to “scale up the contents” of the film will likely be a good thing in the long run.
Yes, this hurts a lot.
Yes, we’ve been waiting forever.
Animating something as intricate as figure skating is going to take some time. I’ll wait a bit longer to have something truly breathtaking up on the big screen. I expect these delays will result in animation that will truly take our breath away.
Author: Angel Wilson
Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. They earned a BA in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. They have contributed to various podcasts and webcasts including An Englishman in San Diego, Free to Be Radio, and Genre TV for All. They’ve also written for Friends of Comic Con and is a 2019 Hugo Award winner for contributing fanfic on AO3. They identify as queer.
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